Ofe Akparanta

Recipe for four servings

REQUIREMENTS

– 0.5 kg dry meat
– 1 medium size stockfish
– 1 medium dried fish(Asa)
– 1 tablespoon grounded pepper
– 2 cooking spoon ground crayfish
– 1 medium bunch Isikebere(vegetable)
– 1 medium bulb onion
– ½ cup Akparanta seed – 2 cooking spoon palm oil
– 2 litres water
– 2 maggi cubes – salt to taste

What you do

Fry the Akparanta seed with fine dry sand for about 5 minutes to remove the dry hard thick coat. Remove the coat. Fry the dry seeds in a dry frying pan for few minutes. There would be a colour change from the pale yellow to pink. Grind or mill to powder.

Heat the palm oil for few minutes, dissolve the Akparanta flour in the oil. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes. Add water and allow boiling for about 10 minutes.

Add the washed fish, cooked meat and stockfish, Stir and cook for about 20 minutes. Add pepper, maggi cubes, crayfish and the Isikebere vegetable, stir and simmer for about 8 minutes.

Add salt to taste. Serve with Akpu Ede.

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